JAMIE Laing first found fame on Made In Chelsea – but he’s swapping the King’s Road for the dance floor as he takes part in Strictly Come Dancing 2019.
The cheeky chappy has already appeared on many a reality show including Celebrity Hunted, Great Celebrity Bake Off and Famous and Fighting Crime. But now he’s hoping to waltz his way to the glitter ball trophy as of September 7 when it’s back on our screens…
What has Jamie Laing said about Strictly Come Dancing?
Heir to McVitie’s biscuit empire Jamie Laing was announced as the eleventh celebrity to sign up for the show on Loose Women.
Speaking about taking part, he said: “It’s a great show and everyone loves it. I spoke to a lot of people they have done it in the past, they say it is the scariest thing they have ever done but the best thing.
“I just want to make my mum proud.”
He added that is not official with Sophie Habboo so isn’t too concerned about the Strictly curse.
He said: “We are not boyfriend and girlfriend, we are just dating.”I haven’t told her I am doing the show. I am not too worried. I don’t think anyone wants to kiss me.”
Does Jamie Laing have a girlfriend?
Yes – Jaime is loved up with his MIC co-star Sophie Habboo.
Though the couple have already been plagued with rumours of the Strictly curse striking before the series had even started.
It had been reported that the couple had split just a matter of weeks ahead of the show’s launch.
However a spokesman for Sophie reassured The Sun: “They are very much together.”
And Sophie herself told the DailyMail that she wasn’t particularly fussed by the threat of the curse as “I’d never even heard of the Strictly curse before.”
How much is Jamie Laing being paid to join Strictly Come Dancing?
The reality star could pocket a pretty penny taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, as each celebrity is given a standard £25,000 payment.
In 2018, The Sun revealed how contestants were given a quarter of a million when they signed up for the BBC One series.
If they make it to the semi-finals the figure climbs to £75,000 and the Strictly winner are paid a whopping £100,000.
Who will Jamie Laing be partnered with on Strictly Come Dancing? And what are his odds of winning?
Jamie could potentially be partnered with Karen Clifton, who has worked with a number of popular male celebs since joining the show in series 10.
Many of her celebrity partners have worked in television, including Mark Wright, Simon Rimmer and Charles Venn.
According to the latest odds made by Oddschecker, Jamie has a 18/1 chance of winning the show.
What is Jamie Laing’s background and what is his net worth?
The 30-year-old was launched into the spotlight when he joined the cast of Made In Chelsea in series 2.
He was born in Oxford and has eight siblings – two daughters from his dad’s first marriage, an older brother and younger sister from his dad’s second marriage to his mum and then a younger brother from his dad’s third wife.
His mum also has two stepchildren from her remarriage.
Jamie runs his own YouTube channel, Jamie Laing’s Happy Hour, where he shares videos of his life and has over 74,000 subscribers.
Alongside his six years on the show, the affluent Chelsea lad has also embarked on a career into the confectionery world.
Reports revealed the McVitie’s biscuit heir had opened up about his “premium gourmet sweet brand”, Candy Kittens, on his LinkedIn profile.
Jamie has a net worth of approximately £2million.
What’s happened to Jamie on Made In Chelsea?
Throughout Jamie’s time on the show, his tumultuous love life has been eagerly followed by MIC viewers.
In series three, there was a very awkward love triangle between Spencer Matthews, Jamie and Louise Thompson.
Making up his mind on the women he fancied seemed to be a recurring theme for the Casanova.
He struggled to decide if he liked Phoebe Lettice or Tara Keeney in series five, before his love for Lucy Watson blossomed later that year.
After that relationship, he dated Jess Woodley, Naz Gharai and Frankie Gaff.
However, The Sun Online revealed in 2017 how Jamie was using dating app Bumble after Frankie kissed Dan Edgar while on holiday and the relationship finished for good.
In February 2018 it was revealed he is dating Heloise Agostinelli, who made her debut on MIC in March 2018.
Jamie is currently casually dating fellow Made In Chelsea star Sophie Habboo.
What other TV shows has Jamie Laing been on?
Starring on MIC has opened many avenues for Jamie in the world of showbiz.
As of February 2019, he’s currently starring in new Channel 4 four part series that pretty much does what it says on the tin – it’s famous people fighting crime on the UK’s streets.
But many people will also recognise him from shows including Celebrity First Dates, Murder in Successville, Celebrity Hunted and Drunk History.
Jamie’s wit and likeable personality has landed him spots as a panellist on comedy programmes 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You.
Not all of his telly appearances have been easy viewing though, as viewers were left feeling queasy during his segment on I’m a Celebrity Extra Camp.
Jamie and Vicky Pattison turned stomachs when they gagged on some eyeballs as they attempted to swallow them.
Fans were also disgusted at the state of his dirty flat when the rich business owner appeared on Through The Keyhole.
Has Jamie Laing been in any acting roles?
Jamie Laing branched into “serious” acting in 2017 with an appearance on Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.
The platinum-haired millionaire had a cameo as an NHS doctor in an episode of the Chester-set soap, during dark scenes involving Marnie, James and a hospitalised Mac Nightingale.
Jamie shared his excitement about his appearance, tweeting “My dreams came true!!” — and added he felt “all the emotions in one” about it.
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When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?
Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One this September.
On Friday, 23, July, it was revealed via a social post on the Strictly account that the official Strictly start date will be Saturday, September 7, 2019.
The news was accompanied by a short trailer which showed the professional dancers posing in glitzy outfits and trying to out perform each other.
It kicked off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.
There after the main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.
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